Camping is one of those activities that needs a bit of planning ahead. From the outdoor gear to the food. But it is necessary for your camping trip to be successful and keep in mind the purpose of it. That is, to enjoy and relax and spend some quality time with your friends or family. This will be a great way for you to connect not only with nature but also with them.
Here are some ideas you could bring to have fun on your camping trip:
1. Something to create
You could bring something that will have your hands working. This will be especially enjoyed with the kids but adults can also enjoy this quite a bit. It could be set of clays for molding. With a fire, you will be able to make them hard. You can also bring some paints. Watercolors and tube paint are light and easy to carry for a camp. And since you will be in nature, you could also do some experiments. Bring some things and explore the different kinds of plants around. Just be sure that they are not poisonous and that you’re not violating the campsite rules.
2. Something entertaining
The point of camping is to have fun and bond with your companions, so why not bring something to add with your activities? The easiest would be a deck of cards. There are many ways to play with them be it for adult or children. It could be also a different type like the Uno cards. If it is not too bulky, you can also bring some board games. Even though the point of camping is to connect with nature, having gadgets is okay especially if it has a purpose in your activities like those that involve music. You could just set up rules involving gadgets if you want. And speaking of music, you can bring a guitar or any other instrument like a harmonica so you can play and sing songs. You could also bring a book if you want to have some time with yourself. At times, it will help gather your thoughts or maybe keep you entertained if you are the one who is preparing meals.
3. Something useful
When it comes to being useful, food is what comes first to mind. It is essential for us and it is also a way for you to bond with your companions. Aside from the main meal, you can also have different kinds of snacks to munch on. You can also bring some for a campfire like ingredients for s’mores or some hotdogs to grill. This way, you can do this while sharing stories or playing some game. And speaking of useful, you should keep in mind what will you will need to use. When setting up a campfire for example, you might need a lighter. You might also need a source of light like flashlights because campsites do not provide them at times and might be needed at night especially for navigating. Lights can also be used in a game, so it will be dual purpose. Just make sure the batteries are full and have some extras if needed. And aside from tents, why not also bring a hammock for extra space to sleep or space for relaxing?